Expert: Star Wars Franchise Returns to the Big Screen, Fans Have Favorites

The theatrical re-release of the first in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars films is set for Feb. 10.

Pitch

The theatrical re-release of the first in the prequel trilogy of Star Wars films is set for Feb. 10.

 

Expert

Rob Weiner, associate librarian and pop culture expert, Texas Tech University Library, (806) 742-2238 ext. 282 office, (806) 780-8775 mobile, or rob.weiner@ttu.edu.

 

Talking Points

  • Is Star Wars still relevant?
  • Will this Star Wars run be as successful as previous runs?
  • Original trilogy versus prequel trilogy

 

Quotes

  • “In Episode 1, many fans won’t be looking forward to Jar-Jar Binks in 3D, but it will be cool to use the enhanced effects to watch Darth Maul, a great villain with too little screen time.”
  • “Another added bonus will be to spot the E.T. cameo from Steven Spielberg’s movie of the same name.”
  • “I think many true Star Wars fans are looking forward to the original trilogy (Episodes 4-6), more so than Episodes 1-3.”
  • “I personally am looking forward to seeing all six films again on the big screen. As bad as the prequels are, they are still a part of the Star Wars film franchise, and for that reason I hope they still do well.”